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Post by Rapunzelina » October 12th, 2020, 6:57 am

The Blind Musician by Vladimir Korolenko (1853 - 1921). Translated by Aline Delano (1845 - 0)

In this sketch, called by Korolenko “a psychological study,” the author has attempted to analyze the inner life of the blind. He has undertaken to lay before the reader not only the psychological processes in the mind of the blind, but their suffering from the lack of sight as well, uncomplicated by any untoward circumstances. To accomplish this he has placed his hero in most favorable, nay, almost exceptional conditions. The subjects for this study are a blind girl, whom the author had known as a child; a boy, a pupil of his, who was gradually losing his sight; and a professional musician, blind from his birth, intellectually gifted, scholarly, and refined. (from the preface by the translator, Aline Delano)
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Post by miss stav » October 12th, 2020, 12:37 pm

Wow I cannot really miss that one, even though I think I would have many arguments with the author. I don't suffer from my lack of sight. May I dpl?
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Post by Rapunzelina » October 12th, 2020, 12:49 pm

Yes, definitely! Thank you for participating in this project, Stav! If it ever becomes too conflicting for you, of course you can step down.

The wikipedia article for this book says that it caused controversy in its time and was subjected to severe criticism from the Moscow University's private docent, who had lost sight at the age of two and considered Korolenko's theories regarding blind people's 'intrinsic longing for light' totally groundless. To which Korolenko later explains "To create a creditable treatise on blind man's psychology has never been my objective. The idea was, rather, to bring to closer examination man's longing for all things unattainable, for this ever missing fullness of life".

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Post by KevinS » October 12th, 2020, 1:36 pm

May I have Section 4, please.

(Not to be overbearing, but I would happily take Section 2 instead if it could be made into two parts. 7,000 words is beginning to be hard for me to manage at one time.)
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Post by Rapunzelina » October 12th, 2020, 1:55 pm

It doesn't have to be at one time :mrgreen: Do you prefer to do all the recording in one sitting? Then chapter 4 is for you :D Thank you for claiming!


PS. The reason why I chose not to split chapters in two parts is because they have their own numbering of parts in them, and it might get confusing. So I decided to leave them whole, and we'll see how it goes. Thanks!

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 12th, 2020, 11:57 pm

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Post by skyasimaru » October 15th, 2020, 11:11 pm

Good morning,

May I take Chapter 1, please? :) Are you still looking for readers? Just checking.

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 15th, 2020, 11:40 pm

Yes, definitely! Welcome to this project! Thank you for claiming chapter 1, Sky! I'll sign you up.
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Post by KevinS » October 17th, 2020, 3:34 pm

What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 17th, 2020, 3:44 pm

Cool! Thank you, Kevin! MW updated!
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